2016 IFDC Annual Report

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The Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) Uganda project, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, aims to strengthen market engagement and agriculture support services for over 40,000 farmers and agribusinesses in Uganda's rice and potato value chains. Through sustainable integration into commercial supply chains, REACH-Uganda will connect smallholder farmers with lead firms and small and medium enterprises. The project builds upon the success of previous initiatives, such as the CATALIST-Uganda project, and leverages farmer networks to establish effective business structures. By employing the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, REACH-Uganda seeks to create inclusive market systems that benefit resource-poor farmers. The project will provide technical assistance, capacity building, and enhanced market access to improve productivity and profitability for farmers. Additionally, REACH-Uganda aims to build resilience within the value chains, reducing risks from market and climate shocks. The project expects to link 30,000 farmers to lead firms and small- and medium-sized enterprises, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between farmers and businesses. Furthermore, REACH-Uganda emphasizes promoting the participation of women and youth in the potato and rice value chains. With collaborative efforts from partners such as Cardno Emerging Markets, the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, the National Agricultural Research Organization, and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), REACH-Uganda seeks to achieve its outcomes, including increased market-oriented farming, improved yields, financial objectives for farmer groups, enhanced resilience, supportive regulatory environments, and increased utilization of agricultural support services. The project's investment is expected to generate a significant positive impact, with REACH farmers projected to generate six euros in income for every euro donors invest.
Micronutrients, Fertilizers, Agriculture